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ACT Science1

vocabulary

TermDefinition
amino acids organic compounds containing one amino group and makes up basic units of proteins
chromosome a structure contained within the nucleus containing genetic material
conduction transfer of heat between two parts of a system
data factual information or statistics
energy capacity for doing work
fossils remnant of an organism from a former geologic age
absolute zero -273.15 degrees Celsius, cessation of molecular activity and absence of heat
Glucose a simple sugar
inertia property by which matter remains at rest unless acted upon by a force
mass the measure of matter contained in a body
mitosis the division of a nucleus of a cell into two halves
organsim an individual living being
phenotype the observable characteristics of an organism
radiation the emission of energy as particles or waves
respiration the process by which an organism is supplied oxygen and relieved of carbon dioxide
species a group of related organisms capable of interbreeding
theory a set of scientifically tested and accepted principles given as explanation to a phenomena
velocity the rate of change in a position of a body moving
isotope any of two or more forms of a chemical element having the same atomic number but different mass
mutualism a symbiotic relationship that is beneficial to each organism involved
Created by: JasperACTprep